1020 E. Wayne Rd Savannah TN 38372
Enjoy fishing in Pickwick Tennessee or anywhere in the Pickwick area with an experienced area guide. We will take you on a guided fishing trip for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Stripers (Rockfish), Catfish, Sauger, and other Tennessee River fish. We take individuals and groups.We do half days and whole days. We provide all the tackle for the trip. We also provide drinks but your welcome to bring your own.
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Pickwick Lake Tennessee TN Fishing Report: 01 Dec 2013
Pickwick Lake Elevation 409.9
Water Temp. 61
The best method for me over the last week has been fishing rip-rap banks with Strike King Series 3 crank baits. Several colors will work right now but crankbaits with a little chartreuse are more produtive.Most fishing trips boat 20-30 bass but they have been smaller fish. If you like to fish with live bait you might be able to catch a few smallmouth anywhere from 1-6 pounds in Pickwick right now but it is not always easy. The best way to catch big smallmouth on live bait here is to take a throw net and catch live minnows, if the minnows are hard to find you are starting off with a tough day. If the minnows are plentiful you still have to locate good smallmouth. When the two come together you can catch some of the biggest smallmouth bass you will see all year.
White bass are still along the banks in the Shiloh area. If you fish along the bank with a small Series 3 crankbait or small grub you are sure to catch plenty of white bass. They are also on the ends of most of the islands in that area as well.
Stripers are not as easy to catch and they will remain hard until next spring. I have caught a few on a large spoons.
A few sauger are popping up. I’ve caught a few while fishing for other species. And a few fishing with sauger jigs. But they are not the easiest fish to catch right now by no means.
Catfish have been active and easy to catch. I have caught them in the still water below the dam and in the current downstream. They are in 12′ of water and 35′ and at least all depths in between. I have caught them on artificial catfish bait and night crawlers. When I fish with a bait hook I always with a Whisker Stickers hook by Strike King, it has two barbs to hold the bait on and the fish hang on to it as well.
29 Oct 2013
Pickwick Lake Elevation 411
Water Temp. 72
Bass fishing has been very productive over the last two weeks. We had two big guide trips over the last week that had several boats. All boats caught a lot of fish. The next day we had another big trip and it was pretty much a repeat. We caught bass in large numbers both days but we only caught a few over 3 pounds. Most bass are shallow in grassy areas on flats or in the backs of coves. Fish with a Strike King Spitt’n King top water bait or a Strike King Burner spinnerbait.
White bass are still easy to catch. White grubs are accounting for most of the white bass we are catching, Strike King Series 3 Crank Baits white with red eyes are also working well. You can catch plenty of white bass on almost any river bank right now.
Stipers are still active at times. You may fish for hours without a bite but you may catch 20 in a few hours as well. Last few guide trips were hit or miss but even on the slow days we caught a few. We caught the majority of them on Strike King Wild Shiner Jerk Baits that had silver sides and a blue back. We also caught a few drifting live minnows.
Now is the time to go on a catfishing trip. A normal trip could consist of at least fifty fish. If you like catching a lot of fish with the occasional big fish now is the time to go. I have been using live worms in different depths. I have caught them deep but the shallower water has produced a few bigger fish for me. You can fish in the still water around the dam with a one once sinker or in the current with a little heaver weight and you should find a good pattern for a large number of fish.
Some people are starting to catch a few sauger already but it is still a little early to count on catching a limit. I am starting to catch a few good sauger on crank baits usually while I am bass fishing.
My website is www.pickwickareaguide.com and you can also go there to access TVA’s website and by doing so it will take you straight to Pickwick lake.
Compliments of Clagett Talley
For general lake information on Pickwick Lake:
Outdoor Alabama Official Website of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources